This article discusses how the use of three key design methods utilized in optocouplers improves galvanic isolation performance and presents an accompanying high voltage surge test as proof.
January 14, 2020 by Lim Shiun Pi, Broadcom Inc
This application note describes an SLG46140V design that implements a 16-bit up/down counter with quadrature encoder inputs. The GreenPAK device relieves the host of real-time input requirements and allows for easy connection of multiple encoders.
April 30, 2019 by Muhammad Shahbaz, for Dialog Semiconductor
3GPP Release 16 holds the promise to make high precision location services cheaper and more reliable. Exploiting new signal properties in combination with a variety of non-cellular technologies could enable forms of hybrid positioning.
April 02, 2019 by Sylvia Lu, u-blox
What is an ecosystem and what is not? How does the term ecosystem apply to RISC-V and it's open-source architecture? Markus Levy nad Robert Oshana weigh in on RISC-V as an ecosystem, where that ecosystem is today, and discusses new developments in RISC-V.
December 20, 2018 by Markus Levy, NXP Semiconductors
This article offers an overview of the various component options for smart meter design and how they can improve the operation of the meters into which they are designed.
December 04, 2018 by Philippe Di Fulvio, Littelfuse Inc
This app note implements a binary parity generator and checker with two data input variants, a parallel data input, and a serial data input. It describes the implemented logic, GreenPAKs implementation, and the obtained results.
June 12, 2018 by Dialog Semiconductor
This article outlines traditional half-duplex RS-485 configurations and then presents new alternatives for simplifying the control interface by eliminating the required control lines and software control code.
May 29, 2018 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
Connected industrial machines can sense a wide array of information used to make key decisions within the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A sensor within an edge node can be spatially far removed from any data aggregation point. It must connect through a gateway that links edge data with a network.
January 09, 2018 by Ian Beavers, Analog Devices
The growing use of wireless data is driving demand for communication systems that can transmit more data with greater energy efficiency, in order to both cut operating costs and, in mobile devices, to increase battery life.
December 19, 2017 by Ampleon
Designing for the IoT comes with a unique set of challenges that require unique hardware solutions to overcome. Learn how smart passive sensors (SPSs)—sensors that function without a battery and without a microcontroller—are an example of IoT-specific design.
December 05, 2017 by ON Semiconductor
Systems that incorporate highly integrated and highly sophisticated, high power radio frequency (RF) GaN power amplifiers (PAs), such as pulsed radar applications, are a constant challenge for today’s digital control and management systems to keep up with these ever-increasing levels of sophistication.
November 21, 2017 by Analog Dialogue
This article describes the state of the semiconductor technology that is enabling new developments with shorter gate length GaAs and GaN transistors, circuit design considerations to achieve optimum performance, and examples of both GaAs and GaN wideband power amplifiers (PAs) that demonstrate today’s technology.
November 14, 2017 by Keith Benson, Analog Devices
Integrated RF agile transceivers are not only widely employed in software-defined radio (SDR) architectures in cellular telephone base stations, such as multiservice distributed access system (MDAS) and small cell, but also for wireless HD video transmission for industrial, commercial, and military applications, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
November 07, 2017 by Wei Zhou, Analog Devices
Intermediate Bus Architecture is an emerging method that power designers are using to conserve PCB space. This article discusses the solution benefits and tradeoffs of adopting this technique, and how it may be scaled to address application-specific requirements.
3 days ago by Tamara Lin, Intel
This article aims to simplify the DC power connector selection process with an overview of types, key specifications, and commonly accepted nomenclature, while also looking at audio and USB connectors in power applications.
June 23, 2020 by Ryan Smoot, CUI Devices
Semiconductor manufacturing is a complex industry and small improvements anywhere in the process can make a big difference to the bottom line. This article discusses the benefits of continually optimizing manufacturing for the semiconductor industry by introducing smart manufacturing solutions.
May 19, 2020 by Tim Hewitt, Siemens Digital Industries Software
In this article, Octopart's Director of Operations for Part Data Geof Lipman explores how traditional CAD modeling needs to change in order for electrical engineers to keep up with product design deadlines.
March 10, 2020 by Geof Lipman, Octopart